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gas well

[′gas ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well drilled for extraction of natural gas from a gas reservoir.
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The programme, which involves drilling a total of eight new deep gas wells in the Khuff gas reservoir, aims to meet the kingdom's growing demand for natural gas for power generation and fuel gas for local industries.
On the basis of the prevalence of neural tube and congenital heart defects reported in infants born to mothers that lived within a 10-mile radius of natural gas wells, McKenzie et al.
Based on analysis of 141 drinking water wells in northern Pennsylvania that sit atop a natural gas-rich underground formation called the Marcellus shale, Johnson and his colleagues found 82 per cent of drinking water samples contained methane, with concentrations six times higher for homes within .62 miles (1 km) of natural gas wells than for homes farther away.
Natural gas -which is the main target for drilling in the country- with an estimated 5,735 natural gas wells completed in the first quarter of 2009, was down 23 percent from the first quarter of the year-ago period, representing the most severe quarterly decline for natural gas plays in this decade, the institution said.
In addition, babies whose mothers experienced the highest exposures to natural gas wells were slightly less likely to be born prematurely or at a low birth weight.
Hanger says Pennsylvania has enacted strict standards for design, construction, and materials used in gas wells, which became effective in February 2011.
Speaking about his motivation for designing the device, Ajami said: "This device was designed to respond to the lack of a similar domestically-manufactured sample in the country for injection of foam into oil and gas wells; the use of foam is one of the low-cost and high-efficiency methods for restoring wells that form water columns that hinder production."
Like many abandoned wells, the complete story of the Stoklos & Cisek 1 gas well is unknown, lost in New York's history of oil and gas exploration and development.
Producers in Texas can pursue another option: start calling their oil wells gas wells.
Survey personnel were not aware of the mapping results for gas well proximity to the households being surveyed.
"We will continue to seek investment opportunities that represent attractive ways to generate cash flow for our shareholders and will continue to aggressively purchase interests in oil and natural gas wells while the commodity prices remain low."
The forecast is that the industry should remain robust for the next two years and Tenaris will be focused on providing gas and oil companies with the means to tackle some of Canada's most challenging oil and gas wells.